As previously discussed here at the Lair the military has produced what they refer to as a non-lethal weapon. They are now formally announcing its existence and although no orders have been placed for the guns yet, one can imagine it will only be a short time before their deployment.
In a similar article at Raw Story it is stated:
The system ray is 95 gigahertz, a frequency “absorbed very superficially,” said Miller.Excuse me, but radio waves are radio waves, they all move at the same speed regardless of their frequency.
The beam only goes 1/64th of an inch (0.4 millimeter), which “gives a lot more safety.”
In contrast, microwave frequency is around one gigahertz, which moves faster and penetrates deeper — which is how it can cook meat in an oven, said top researcher Diana Loree.
Also of note:
And in a bid to avert accidents, Taffola said the operator’s trigger, in a truck far from the action, has an automatic shut-off after 3 seconds for safety.Like the drone program, another instance of the operator being far removed from the impact of his action - just another video game.